Hey there, Disneyland fans and curious minds! 2024 is shaping up to be a monumental year for Disneyland, especially with the much-anticipated DisneylandForward project. This initiative is not just another expansion but a transformative journey for the iconic theme park. And guess what? The excitement begins tomorrow, January 23, 2024, with a City Council Workshop that’s open to everyone. If you’re as intrigued as I am, you can even sign up to attend or show your support online at Disneyland Forward’s website.
So, what’s happening at this workshop? Well, it’s a chance to dive into the details of DisneylandForward, although don’t expect the full scoop on specific attractions just yet. This project is a long-term vision, unfolding over decades. But here’s a juicy bit – the City of Anaheim is set to unveil a proposed development agreement. This isn’t the first rodeo, though; a similar workshop happened back in October 2023.
Now, let’s talk timelines. The year 2024 is packed with key dates for DisneylandForward. After the January workshop, February brings another Planning Commission workshop. March is when things get really interesting, with a vote expected at a Planning Commission hearing. April is double the fun with a second City Council workshop, followed by a hearing and vote in April-May. These are crucial steps in deciding the fate of this ambitious project.
But what exactly is DisneylandForward? It’s more than just a project; it’s a vision for rezoning to expand Disneyland Resort’s theme parks and entertainment areas. The plan? To mix theme park attractions with hotels on Disneyland Drive’s west side and blend attractions with new shopping, dining, and entertainment options in the current Toy Story Parking Area. While Disney’s keeping mum on specific themes, the concept art teases us with glimpses of Black Panther and Pandora: The World of Avatar. But remember, these are just early concepts, often whipped up in days to spark excitement and support.
There’s more to the proposal, like additional parking and potential footbridges over Harbor Boulevard and Disneyland Drive. Interestingly, Disney isn’t asking for more land, square footage, or hotel rooms. Instead, the plan is to redistribute already approved development across Disney-owned land.
In a nutshell, DisneylandForward is not just about adding more rides or attractions. It’s about reshaping and enhancing the entire Disneyland experience, ensuring that the Happiest Place on Earth continues to evolve and enchant for decades to come. So, whether you’re a die-hard Disney enthusiast or just love seeing dreams turn into reality, keep your eyes peeled for this exciting journey. DisneylandForward is not just a project; it’s a promise of magic and wonder, and it’s unfolding right before our eyes!
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I’m a die-hard Disney fan with 38 years of visits under my belt, having stepped into Disney World 120+ times. Proud to be a Disney Annual Passholder, a Vacation Club member since ’92, a Castaway Club Member, and a runDisney enthusiast. Oh, and I’ve graduated from the Disney College of Knowledge. Need Disney insights or planning tips? I’m your guy!